Crime figures in the UK dramatically rose last year with domestic burglaries up by 4%, reaching their highest level in seven years according to the recent British Crime end of year survey.
Figures obtained by The Independent from police forces across England and Wales show that cases of burglary or robbery rose in 31 of the 43 forces in the final four months of 2008 in comparison with the same period in 2007.
Forces such as Greater Manchester, Suffolk, Gloucestershire and Cumbria all saw increases of between 20 and 50 per cent. Lincolnshire police saw the biggest rise, a 97 per cent increase in robbery between September and November.
This worrying trend could equally extend to marinas which, particularly over the winter months, could be at risk to higher levels of burglaries. Indeed wireless communications systems specialist, Ramtech, has been receiving a number of reports about a number of incidences involving burglaries.
Andy Hicks, Ramtech’s managing director said: “Marina owners need to make sure that moorings and properties are protected against such risks by installing appropriate security systems. They play a key role in helping to combat crime.”
Ramtech, with over 15 years experience in the industry, are market leaders in the design, supply and installation of a wide range of wireless products for the marina and holiday home markets. These include wireless monitoring systems as well as CCTV and WIFI networks.